- Your child may be hungry if he or she puts hands to mouth, turns head toward breast or bottle, puckers or smacks or licks lips, or has clenched hands. Your child may be full if he or she:
closes mouth, turns head away from breast or bottle, or relaxes hands.
- Breast feeding is recommended, however sometimes breastfeeding is not successful. Breast milk or formula meets all of your baby’s needs for the first 6 months of life.
Ideas for Learning and Growth
How you can help your 2-month-old’s development:
- Cuddle, talk, and play with your baby during feeding, dressing, and bathing
How you can help your 4-month-old’s development:
- Set steady routines for sleeping and feeding.
- Never put your baby to bed with a bottle. Do not prop bottles up to feed baby. Hold baby in your arms to feed her. Baby needs to feel attached to you to feel safe and secure.
Don’t Worry. But Don’t Wait.
Should you be concerned? Perhaps. If you are concerned, call right away. If your child is on track, you’ll be reassured. If your child needs assistance, you’ll find out now, when it’s the best time to help!
Get a developmental screen: the Ages and Stages Questionnaire is a child development screener that allows you to check in on how your child is growing and learning.
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